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Rachin thrills CSK & IPL faithfuls, smashes Cummins-Starc out of park

Rachin thrills CSK & IPL faithfuls, smashes Cummins-Starc out of park

This T20I match was just a taste of what Ravindra might offer in the IPL. His fearless batting and composure against top-quality bowlers bodes well for his future in the tournament.

Rachin Ravindra, the young New Zealand batter, sent shivers down the spines of Australian bowlers and delighted Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans with a blistering knock (68 off 35 balls) in a recent New Zealand vs Australia 1st T20I match. His explosive batting display has generated immense excitement ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) season.

From World Cup hero to IPL 2024 player with CSK

Rachin Ravindra was one of the standout performers in the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup, finishing as the fourth-highest run-scorer with a whopping 578 runs in just 10 matches.

His three centuries, including the most runs scored by a debutant in a single edition of the World Cup, propelled him into the limelight. This impressive performance caught the eye of the CSK franchise, who secured his services at the IPL auction for Rs 1.8 crore.

Batting Masterclass Against Australia:

The youngster wasted no time showcasing his talent, tearing apart the Australian bowling attack in the NZ vs AUS 1st T20I match. Facing arguably the best bowling attack in the world, featuring Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa, Ravindra remained unfazed.

He started cautiously, scoring 14 runs in his first 16 balls, but then unleashed a flurry of boundaries, amassing 54 runs in the next 19 deliveries. His innings showcased his ability to pace an innings, play smart cricket, and explode when the opportunity arose.

Thrilling Display by Rachin Ravindra for CSK Fans:

Rachin Ravindra performance sent a wave of excitement through the CSK fanbase. They have high hopes for the young left-hander, who could be a valuable addition to their batting line-up. His ability to play spin and contribute with his left-arm spin bowling further adds to his appeal.

A Glimpse of Things to Come?

This T20I match was just a taste of what Ravindra might offer in the IPL. His fearless batting and composure against top-quality bowlers bodes well for his future in the tournament. Whether he can replicate his form consistently on the big stage remains to be seen, but his performance has certainly generated a lot of anticipation.

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